Turning scrap metal into local support

Family ties: The team behind Wagga Scrap Metals includes (left to right) Ben, April, Scott, Belinda, Laurie Coleman and the trusty guard dog Phantom.

Family ties: The team behind Wagga Scrap Metals includes (left to right) Ben, April, Scott, Belinda, Laurie Coleman and the trusty guard dog Phantom.

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Ensuring local businesses are given their time in the limelight is important to the team at Wagga Scrap Metals.

The business was a finalist in the Golden Crow Awards three years ago and has been involved as a sponsor since.

“It was a good experience being involved as a finalist and we wanted to support other small business to get a name for themselves in the community (through the awards),” Wagga Scrap Metals manager Belinda Coleman said.

“It’s really important that small business support each other.

“We’re a country town and there are so many opportunities for people to source things outside of Wagga if we don’t support each other.”

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Wagga Scrap Metals is the city’s original scrap metal business and has been operating for more than 50 years.

The team recycle scrap metal and other items like fridges and copper wire for individual, builders and businesses.

“We help out everyday people and save them money on tip fees by taking fridges and old cars,” Mrs Coleman said.

“We provide free skip bins to businesses to help them recycle and do farm clean-ups. We recycle metal to do our bit for the environment.”

Wagga Scrap Metals also support a local charity each year in a bid to give back to the community.

“We chose a local charity each year not a national one to support the community in that sense,” Mrs Coleman said. The business is family owned and operated and employs six staff.

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